THE INSTITUTE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE HOLOCAUST AT TOURO COLLEGE TO PRESENT “GENOCIDE, REFUGEES AND THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS: MESSAGES FOR THE 21st CENTURY” ON NOVEMBER 24

New York, N.Y., October 28, 2008 – The Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust at Touro College will present “Genocide, Refugees and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Messages for the 21st Century” on Monday, November 24, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattan. Admission is free.

Distinguished speakers will include the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng; Assistant Secretary of State Brian Hook, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Sally Frishberg, Holocaust survivor, gallery educator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust; and the Associate Director of the International Refugee Rights Initiative, Olivia Bueno.

The Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust aims to understand, explore and evaluate contemporary mechanisms for protecting human rights and the rule of law in view of the lessons of the Holocaust and its aftermath. The Institute is under the auspices of Touro’s Division of Graduate Studies.

Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobin at rebecca.tobin@touro.edu

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